Our Staff

Stephanie Ball (Owner)

Stephanie is a graduate of The Colorado State University. She earned two Bachelors Degrees during her time at CSU studying Agricultural Business and Equine Science. Since graduating CSU, Stephanie has been working in the Team Penning & Ranch Sorting industry for the past 8 years. She continues to travel the country and work Team Penning & Ranch Sorting events, but is now full time with Hearts & Hooves.

In her free time, you can find Stephanie hiking all over Colorado with her dogs (Apen & Spur), snowmobiling, boating, and competing in Team Penning competitions across the country. Stephanie has been riding since she was 12 and working in the Horse Industry for over 10 years.

Stephanie has a passion for animals that is undeniable. She has lost many animals in her life and knows the pain of losing our four legged loved ones.

Jimmy Oswald

Jimmy is a graduate of The Pennsylvania State University. He earned a bachelors of science in wildlife and fisheries science and a minor in biology. Jimmy is also a graduate of The Oklahoma Horse Shoeing School. Before starting Hearts & Hooves Livestock Services, Jimmy worked in Alaska as a fisheries technician and on a boat. He has also worked on two privately owned ranches in South Texas. Most recently he was managing Flat Tops Wilderness Guides for 5 years. While outfitting in a wilderness area is where his love for horses began.

In Jimmy’s free time you can find him in the mountains hunting. He also loves to float rivers fly fishing or saddling up a horse and riding deep into a remote area looking for untouched fisheries.



Aspen & Spur

Aspen & Spur are a huge part of the Hearts & Hooves Livestock Services Staff!

You will always see them in the truck with Stephanie, and they are happy to meet and greet everyone that wants to say hi!

Aspen is a 3 yr old mini Australian Shepherd born in Pagosa Springs, CO. She LOVES horses, hiking, and swimming.

Spur is just a pup! He is less than a year old and his biggest passion is meeting new friends! He was also born in Pagosa Springs, CO.

These two are the emotional support group of Hearts & Hooves and they are always there to give you all the love you need during these tough times. Feel free to give them both a huge hug and pet them until they put a smile on your face : ]